I have been holding on to some Evil Ehm Parts for about two months now and am finally able to show some progress. I figured Id start a thread to track progress as well as be an information center for any others who are looking to build one.
A little background about myself:
I recently got back into paintball from a 8 year hiatus. I was searching the internet trying to figure out what marker I wanted. When I was younger, I owned an 04 Viking with an RT valve. This was my prized possession. It shot like a dream. The only thing I didnt like was the weight. That is when I stumbled across the Evil Ehm. I did some research for about a month, reading many threads on various forums. About two months back, I purchased a "semi-complete" kit.
It included everything except a milled body and eye covers. I work as a mechanical engineer and the company I work at has a pretty large fabrication shop attached to it. I have made friends with a couple of the guys and they have gave me a hand with various tasks. One of them will be doing my milling and any additional fabrication I require.
In my day to day work, I create a lot CAD files. However, the parts are not intended to look "sexy." They are structural and somewhat easy to manufacture. With my limited solidworks experience, I have a friend helping me with the CAD files. Before his help, I was only able to create basic block that can be purchased from DC. He has shown me a couple cool tricks and I'm getting a lot better. However, there is still room for improvement. If you guys see anything that looks awkward in a design I post, please let me know.
I will be doing my best to keep this section updated. If it gets too big, I may move the FAQs into their respective sections.
What frames will work with the Evil Ehm?
Any and all frames will work on an Evil Ehm. However, there are ones that are more suitable. From what I have seen, it looks like fitting the solenoid into the frame is the difficult part and the reason most frames require a tray. The ones I know will work without a frame are:
- PMR UL Frame (07-09?)
- 05 Ego Frame (But its super tight on the back side)
- Cyborg Frame